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  1. India vs West Indies 2017, 3rd ODI, Antigua:

    Yuvi,Jadhav,Rahane,Dhoni are weak links in this side.Rohit is terrible against fast swing bowling. Kohli still has off stump issues.KL Rahul and Pandya seem to be the only players who can hit whenever needed.Pant,Vijay Shankar,Krunal Pandya,Shreyas Iyer,Manish Pandey and Nitish Rana should have been given chance this series.Watching this tuk tuk batting is simply too frustrating.
  2. Why is everyone forgetting team under the Great Dada,who I think was a pathetic player and captain,lost 11 finals that too with most matches being one sided. We only won Natwest Final and were lucky to share Champions Trophy with Lanka in 2002.Atleast the Lankan teams always give a competing performance in finals and punch above their weight.
  3. Changes for next Test.

    Aussies have played Ashwin and Jaddu a lot. Mishra has a lot of variations and could relieve the pressure of other bowlers.
  4. Changes for next Test.

    That's the problem.In these tracks Yadav and Ishant are not likely to get wickets easily.Teams like SL and Pak will usually use 3 spinners in such pitches.Aussies will be suffocated by the variety of offie,leggie,left arm and chinaman.
  5. Changes for next Test.

    Rahul Pujara(Has been virtually opening in every match) Iyer/Rahane Kohli Nair Parthiv/Naman Ojha/Rishabh Pant(WK) Ashwin Jadeja Mishra Kuldeep Umesh Vijay can play in place of Kuldeep/Iyer if fit. Mishra must be played in every match.
  6. They need to pick 2 out of Shamsi,Wiese,Travis,Jordan,Kane & Gayle. Travis & Shamsi did well in 1 match only & failed in other matches.Kane has leaked too many runs. Wiese played only 1 match & can be considered.Jordan has been rubbish.The alternatives look equally bad. Gayle gives spin option for 4 overs,which Kohli hasn't bothered to use at all.He hasn't lasted long enough to bat against spinners & is getting out to the new ball.It makes more sense to try him in middle & end overs before dropping him permanently.Besides if he comes at 15th over,he won't have the luxury to waste balls.He will look to simply look to hit everything.
  7. They should look for 100 runs in PP.Even if they lose 5 wickets,that won't be a problem.Use Watson and ABDV as openers.Also what's the point of picking Binny if he won't bowl or bat.He is perfect sacrifice material.Send him in PP to whack some atleast .Gayle should bat in middle order or as finisher & should bowl 4 overs.Dropping Sarfaraz is a bad idea.Play him instead of Baby.
  8. who is the next one to debut for india?

    Nair for ODI, Surya Yadav & Sarfaraz for T20 & ODI, Vohra & Krunal Pandya for T20. They will develop more in internationals and A team tours than in domestic matches.
  9. Wicket Keeper for Indian test team

    KL Rahul should be asked to keep regularly.Having him at 6/7 will mean he gets to face 2nd new ball.He did really well as keeper in test vs SL for a day.Naman Ojha is better batsmen than Saha.
  10. Best t20 innings of all time

    Yuvi's knocks vs Eng & Aus in 2007 WC are simply too good to be ignored,especially batting first when you have no clue what's safe.Have never seen any good brutal power hitting from Indian players since then. Braithwaite's final knock & Gaylestorm vs Aus are at that level. Kohli's ,Samuels,Root,Hussey,Simmon's knocks are some of the finest in chases that you can get.No point in comparing them with each other
  11. The only way to tackle due is to complete the games by 8 PM.The more later the game goes on,chasing team gets more advantage.
  12. So what does Jadeja offer?

    No point in blaming Jaddu & Pandya. We didn't play any 5th bowler. The replacement for Yuvi should have been a guy who can bowl.Blame the bowlers when they bowl badly on bowling pitches.Jaddu bowled better than Ashwin in this tournament overally. We lost because our batsmen couldn't bat Windies out of the match on a flat pitch.
  13. Kohli captain of T20 and ODI

    After the 2011 WC till 29 Nov 2012,Ponting played under Clarke in Tests.That's a period of 1.7 year.He was not selected in ODI after Feb 2012.He admitted himself his ODI form was poor & selectors are right in not picking him. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Ponting#2012:_Test_retirement
  14. Kohli captain of T20 and ODI

    The problem with Dhoni is his team selection & resistance to any change. Bumrah & Manish Pandey were lucky to be called for Aus tour due to injury to others.Both in the 50 over WC & this T20 WC,bench strength was simply not good. Negi hasn't played any,Shami hasn't bowled for a year,Bhajji & Yuvi are past stories, Rahane ill suited to T20. If you don't select squad covering all bases,you don't have any right to complain about lack of players.The Zim Tour,Bangla series,SA series should have been used to check all players.But that never happened.Persist with Dhoni & he will keep giving the same blah blah excuses & hardly any new player will get chance. It will be the same story all over again in next WC.
  15. Should MS Dhoni be our captain in Champions trophy?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H07zYvkNYL8 Perfect response for Dhoni's captaincy.

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